Ka Hikina O Ka La 2017-12-05T20:29:48+00:00

Ka Hikina O Ka Lā is a specialized program at the University of Hawai’i Maui College (UHMC) funded by the National Science Foundation in response to the application to erect the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) upon the summit of Haleakala. The sacred and legendary mountaintop provides extensive educational opportunities through collaborations between the Native Hawaiian community, University of Hawaii Maui College, and the National Science Foundation. This approach provides a learning environment that integrates Native Hawaiian cultural knowledge and practices into modern scientific technology and instruction. Ka Hikina O Ka Lā is committed to increasing the participation of Native Hawaiians in higher education and guiding them to leadership roles in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The program aims to continuously build strong relationships among cultural resources, scientists, technicians, educators, STEM employers, and community leaders.

“Encouraging the practice of traditional ideas in modern study”

*Preference given to Maui County residents and individuals of
Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.

Important Dates

DECEMBER 15, 2017 9am – 12pm – End of Semester Road Rally at the Ka Hikina O Ka Lā office.
DECEMBER 31, 2017 – Official Final Grades & 10 hours Hawaiian Community Service.
MAY 31, 2018 – Official Final Grades & 10 hours Hawaiian Community Service.

Staff Contact

NFS

Funded by the National Science Foundation:

Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope Mitigation Initiative